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Reinventing Westminster: how Public Executives Reframe their World

Rhodes, R A W; Wanna, John; Weller, Patrick Moray


The rise of the new public management in the 1980s led to recurring challenges to the administrative traditions of the public service in Australia, Canada and the UK. This article analyses how the heads of the public service articulate the traditions of 'constitutional bureaucracy' found in Westminster systems of parliamentary government and selectively draws on past understandings to understand present-day changes. We describe traditions under challenge that reshape reforms as reforms reshape...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy and Politics
DOI: 10.1332/030557308X313705


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